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Family Intensives

“All of us will experience something traumatic in our lifetime.  How we cope with this experience is what matters.”

HSR recognizes that the root of every addiction and mental health issue is unresolved pain.  Therefore, ironically, the addiction itself is never really the problem.  Addiction is the SYMPTOM, of the underlying problem. It is actually a solution to a problem. It is the evidence of an unmet emotional need, desperately trying to be soothed. Addictions, therefore, serve the purpose or function of avoiding emotional pain. Over time, the person actually becomes “addicted” to this avoidance strategy which can become so ingrained, that a person may not even recognize that he/she is doing it.  In addition, this addictive cycle itself becomes yet another traumatic experience with loss of control, relationships, marriage, job, etc. creating a vicious cycle of despair, hopelessness, shame, and helplessness.

Healing Family From Addiction

Recognizing this concept, allows us to truly understand the impact addiction has not only on an individual but also on his/her families and friends.  Watching someone you care about who is lost in this cycle, is itself traumatic and life-altering.  In order to effectively break this cycle, it is imperative that we not only look at healing the pain in our client — both past and present — but address the trauma accrued by the family and friends while living with him/her. Gaining sobriety, in and of itself, does not break the cycle of addiction. Only until the collective trauma endured by both the family AND the person struggling with addiction, will the cycle truly be broken. Our commitment goes beyond our client; we understand the importance of HEALING THE FAMILY FROM THE INSIDE OUT!

Family Intensive Program

Healing Springs offers a one of a kind family intensive program that addresses each family’s unique needs.  These intensives are held each month, Thursday evening through noon on Sunday.   You are encouraged to attend during your loved one’s treatment stay with us, but you may attend after he/she has discharged if needed.  Our family intensive not only offers a comprehensive program overview but also provides emotional support and connections to other families who share your same struggle.  During the intensive, you will become familiar with our Integrated Addiction Model which will provide you and your loved one with a relatable understanding of addiction as well as a common language for healthier communication within your family system.  You will also identify multi-generational emotional and behavioral patterns in your family through a genogram activity.  And finally, each family will be involved in a personalized group/family psychotherapeutic process with your loved one facilitated by our clinical team of experts.

Visitation

  • Visitation is available for clients on Sundays from 1-4pm, but not within the first 4 days of admission.  Clients are to sign visitors up by the Friday before. 
  • At the first visitation, all visitors must attend a “Visitor Orientation” Sunday at 11:00 am in the Bunkhouse. Visitors are welcomed to join clients for lunch on Sundays at noon.  Lunch is $5, cash, please. 
  • All visitors must sign a confidentiality agreement form and leave their automobile, keys, and ID with the Bunkhouse staff.
  • Visitors may not be under the influence of substances at the time of visit.
  • Visitors may not bring food, tobacco products, or alcohol to any client.
  • If at any point a visitor violates these guidelines or is deemed inappropriate they may be asked to leave HSR and not be allowed to return for visitation.
  • Any gifts, letters or packages must be given to the staff at the bunkhouse to be searched prior to client obtaining.

Family Therapy

Clients will have the opportunity to engage in family therapy while in treatment.  With clinical discretion and collaboration with the client, family members and friends will be involved based on readiness, availability and clinical appropriateness. Common topics include rebuilding trust, addiction and trauma education, triggers and emotional regulation skills, discharge planning and relapse prevention.